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Purpose: This clinical trial is studying MRI in predicting response to sunitinib malate in patients with locally advanced or metastatic kidney cancer.
I. To correlate tumor vascular permeability by DCE-MRI with clinical outcome for patients treated with sunitinib (PFS).
II. To correlate genetic and histologic characteristics of the primary tumor with vascular permeability by DCE-MRI.
I. To correlate genetic and histologic characteristics of the primary tumor with clinical outcome for patients treated with sunitinib.
II. Samples will be collected for potential future exploratory analyses of pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenomic parameters.
Outline: Patients receive oral sunitinib malate once daily on days 1-28. Treatment repeats every 42 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
Patients undergo dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI at baseline and after the first 4 weeks of sunitinib malate.
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Renal Cell Carcinoma
mutation analysis, pharmacological study, dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging, sunitinib malate, immunohistochemistry staining method, laboratory biomarker analysis
Abramson Cancer Center of The University of Pennsylvania
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:31-0400
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